Prolific songwriter, Burt Bacharach, has died at 94

His songs could be characterized as “easy listening”. They were written for the most well-known singers of the mid-20th century: Dionne Warwick,  Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, Bobbie Gentry, Tom Jones, Herb Alpert, B. J. Thomas, and the Carpenters (and many others). Even Elvis Costello.

Stage and film productions featured his songs: “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” in the 1968 musical Promises, Promises; 1969’s “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” written for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Other Oscar nominations for Best Song in the 1960s were for “The Look of Love,” “What’s New Pussycat?” and “Alfie.”

Bacharach kept writing into the 2000’s. According to Wikipedia, in July 2020, Bacharach collaborated with songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Tashian on the EP “Blue Umbrella,” Bacharach’s first new material in 15 years.

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6 Responses to Prolific songwriter, Burt Bacharach, has died at 94

  1. Pa Hermit says:

    Sad news, but really more in line, who is replacing these kind of people? Guess this is what change is all about.

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    • Stella says:

      I suppose it’s sad – although we all will die at some point. I think it’s impressive that he was still writing three years ago – at age 91!

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      • Pa Hermit says:

        More or less Stella, I was wondering who will replace this loss. I know of no one in this capacity of production. As a septuagenarian (?) I understand we all pass on. I can easily be replaced. I wear a size 10 shoe, Burt wears about a size 25!

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    Those songs were good listening music, upbeat and fun. I am not sure anyone is replacing writers like Burt.

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  3. Monroe says:

    Compare the Burt Bacharach medley by Karen carpenter versus the one by Dionne Warwick. Both are amazing. Different sounds of Bacharach

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